5-star RB Zach Evans will reportedly not play for Georgia despite signing with the Bulldogs
Zach Evans has had among the most drama of any recruit in this recruiting cycle, and there appears to be another chapter in the recruiting saga for the 5-star running back.
A one-time Georgia recruit, Evans is now looking to another program, according to a report from 247Sports.
Evans told reporters at the Under Armour All-American Game that he signed with a college team during the Early Signing Period. That program was Georgia. However, Evans did not announce his college decision as previously scheduled during the all-star game. Evans said postgame he “can’t answer” questions about his college decision.
The signed letter does not necessarily bind him to Georgia. The Bulldogs are expected to grant Evans an unconditional release, which would allow Evans to explore other options. Other schools are prohibited from contacting Evans while he’s bound by an NLI, per NCAA regulations.
Evans is the the No. 14 overall prospect and No. 1 running back in the 247Sports Composite for the 2020 cycle. He won MVP honors at the Under Armour All-American Game and rushed for 1,600 yards and 20 touchdowns on just 127 carries as a senior for North Shore High School (Texas).
It’s unclear which direction Evans is leaning, but it appears down to LSU and Texas A&M. Evans has been linked to at least six programs behind the scenes.